Frasier (1993–2004)
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Freudian Sleep 

The Cranes are plagued by bizarre nightmares on a trip to the mountains.



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Martin and Ronee's romantic getaway to the country is spoiled when first Frasier, and then Niles and Daphne mistakenly believe they have been invited along. At the cabin, each of them has a nightmare based on their hidden fears: Frasier dreams that he has killed Niles and married Daphne; Niles that he is unable to handle a baby; and Daphne that Niles is cheating on her while she gains weight uncontrollably. Only Martin has a peaceful dream, seeing himself and Ronee at the center of a music hall routine. Written by crouchbk

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3 February 2004 (USA)  »

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It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series. See more »


During Martin's dream sequence, off to the right, a stage hands feet can be seen as the set separates. See more »

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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a crescent moon rises in the sky. See more »


References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »


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A Total Miss
19 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having as many episodes as Frasier has, it is understandable that there are going to be some bad episodes. Having said that, there are not really very many. The show was always of such an outstanding quality that they rarely put on a bad episode or even a sub par episode. "Freudian Sleep," however is likely the worst miss ever.

In this show, Ronee and Martin are going to a cabin to spend a weekend. While speaking to Eddie, Frasier mistakenly thinks that Martin invited him and he is so thankful that Martin cannot explain. Ronee makes the same mistake talking to Martin and it ends up having Frasier, Daphne and Niles tagging along.

The rest of the episode involves the characters having bizarre nightmares. Fraiser dreams he kills Niles in a wheat thresher and marries Daphne. Niles has an awkward dream where he can't take care of the baby and Daphne (totally off screen) criticizes and threatens him. Daphne, in turn dreams that she is fat and Niles is sleeping around. The dream sequences are dreadful, not amusing and just way over the top. Martin is the only one who has a dream that makes him happy.

I am not sure what the writers were thinking about this one. The only part that is slightly clever is that since we never see Daphne in Niles's dream, even though she keeps telling him she is coming to the room he is in, shows that Niles has a fear that Daphne will end up being a wife similar to Maris. Other than that, there is no creativity in this episode and it's a shame.

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